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unfree. and over some number of decades became much for your and much were democratic. >> does technology eventually make democracy inevitable? >> one of the observations that we can with actually came from me and mark. we were in the mr a little over a month ago, less than 1% as access to the unit. one of the worst decade shift in the entire world. now it's in some country and session. still very much speculative about whether its democratic transition. what was interesting about myanmar and perhaps something that shocked even us is even the less than 1% of the population has access to the internet everyone had heard of it. they understood the unit as a set of values, as a concept as an id even before they experienced it as a user or a tool. the understanding was not based on a chinese interpretation but it was not based on autocrats version. they understood in terms of its western value of the free flow of information and civil liberties. what that means to us is your 57% of the world's population living under some kind of an autocracy. what happens when they try to create an autocratic
, brought to you as a public service by your television provider. >> host: walt mossberg, has technology plateaued? >> guest: oh, no, absolutely not. absolutely not. technology is always changing and always coming up with -- technology companies are always coming up with something new, and there are new technology companies all the time incubating, a lot of them are in what we call stealth mode. we don't even know who they are. certain technologies plateau and things move on, but in general, no. not at all. >> host: i guess i ask that because the last couple years we've had the explosion of smartphones, we've had tablets come online. what's out there? >> guest: well, first of all, there are vast numbers of people especially in the less developed cups, but even in the developed countries who don't own a smartphone and, certainly, there are vast thurms that don't own -- numbers that don't own a tablet. to give you a rough example, apple -- which leads in the tablet market -- has sold somewhere around 160 million ipads since 2010. that's a remarkable achievement and for people that own appl
in the rise of the personal computer which happens in the 1979, 1980 country. did you see technology as playing a role, even backstage there, the hints of this new order that would come in these stories transferred absolutely. absolutely the rise of telecommunications issues of import. ayatollah khomeini was an ex-offer much o of the iranian revolution in the communicate with his supporters through the state-of-the-art telephone switching system that had been installed by the americans for the show. he could call of anybody anywhere in iran and it was usually important for the iranian revolution. with the help of satellites of course which were, the cost to come down. satellite communications were very important. i think you'd see a lot of different levels in which the technology was influencing all this. pcs were not yet there, but i think they are very much a part of this moment. the technological aspect really deserves to be going into a lot more deeply than i was able to. >> host: tell me if you were to do a follow-up to the book, would you jump right in with 1980, or what is you
your kids to do well in school. >> i am mostly struck by how different things are now. the technology is such that you can get it -- mob to show up and dance in the middle of pennsylvania avenue if you wanted but to get 253,000 people against the mall, there would be old horns, pulpits, it was remarkable and to me, i would like for young people to understand the enormity of what it took to do that. >> and a very short time, a group of people came together because they believed in something and they put together the most unbelievable moment in american history. >> for the legacy on the march in washington to go or word, to the young people who want to be see thatts, to really they have an obligation to cover poverty, cover race, go deeper to find the real story. >> julian. >> we are missing the pbs video documentary on the march tonight because we have to be here. >> but it will be online. [laughter] the march,came to ordinary men and women dressed like they're going to church because many believe they were going to church. >> andrew. >> the world came together around an idea that all
it and i say to all people, surely in the world war with no technology, no more than 40 monuments officers ever in italy, about 100 northern europe, if we can do the job we did then, we can certainly do a better job today, and that is why in 2007 i did found at the monuments been foundation for the preservation of art, and i would like to share with you a few minutes about the initial years of our work. ♪ ♪ >> the vision and leadership of western outlet leaders coming particular general eisenhower, made the protection of artistic and cultural treasures a priority and the return of stolen property and violence. the monuments been implemented and defected of that policy. their legacy is rich and filled with incredible examples of how to protect cultural treasures from armed conflict. but their legacy has been all but lost. we as a nation paid a high price for not having preserved and utilized that legacy. time is running out. for that reason i am announcing today the creation of the monuments men foundation for the preservation of art. its mission is to preserve the legacy of the unprece
, but she was specifically interested in the latest scientific technologies of the day. >> after james garfield's death, citizens raised hundreds of thousands of dollars that were turned over to lucretia garfield. in today's dollars, it would equate to somewhere around $8 million. >> her character was extremely strong. she had a rectitude that was invulnerable. host: lucretia garfield was born in ohio in 1832. her life spans antebellum america to the progressive era of the early 20th century. a supporter of women's rights and deeply interested in partisan politics, she and president james garfield entered the white house on march 4, 1881 after a very close election. however, what plans she had as first lady were soon cut short by an assassin's bullet. good evening, and welcome to "first ladies: influence and image." after the assassination, the next person to come into the white house, chester arthur, did not have a first lady. to help us understand, we have carl anthony. he is the author of "america's first families." the circumstances of james garfield's election helped to seal the p
question? caller: if president garfield had been shot in our modern times with our technology, do you think he would have been saved? guest: i would just venture a guess to say yes. the simple removal of a bullet, he would be able to detect where it was in the system. host: arthur may have been severely depressed by the loss of his wife, but they entertained lavishly in the white house and he undertook an amazing redecoration of the white house that was done by louis tiffany. if you think of a tiffany lamp with all the colors, think about that in the white house. what did it look like when it was done? >> the elephant in the room, the thing you could not ignore, was this wall of tiffany glass. it was put up in what is the main hall, the central hall of the state for. -- floor. you come in from the main entrance, the north entrance of the white house into technically the lobby, the entrance, and today you see white columns and it opens up and the doors to the blue room immediately, the red room, the green room, but in those days the draft was so bad and people were complaining, he put up thi
. the task will not be easy. since 1963, the economy has changed. the twin forces of technology and global competition has subtracted those jobs that once provided a foothold into the middle class, reduce the bargaining power of american workers. our politics has suffered. entrenched interests, those who benefit from an unjust status quo, resisted any government efforts to give working families a fair deal. an army of lobbyists argued that minimum wage increases or stronger labor laws or taxes on the wealthy who could afford just to fund public schools but all these things violated sound economic principles -- that all the things violated sound economic principles. we have been told that growing inequality was a price for a growing economy. the measure of a free market. that greed was good, and compassion ineffective, and those without jobs or health care had only themselves to blame. then there were those elected officials who found it useful to practice the old politics of division, doing the best to convince middle-class americans of a great untruth, that government was somehow itself t
of technology and the george washington university. to my far right, again, only in geography, andrew young. he was a close aide to dr. martin luther king. he helped organize the march on washington. he was a former congressman, mayor of atlanta, and ambassador to the united nations. he is currently a professor at the andrew young school of policy studies at your estate university. to my left, gwen ifill, reporter and managing editor of pbs's washington week. she has covered seven presidential campaigns, moderated two vice presidential debates. before that, she worked for nbc, the new york times, and the washington post. in this business, she is regarded as one of the best. to my right, julian bond, one of the leaders of the civil rights movement while a student at morehouse college. he helped found the student nonviolent coordinating committee. in 1998, he was elected chairman of the naacp, the national association for the advancement of colored people. he was also elected to the georgia house and senate. he has been a radio and television commentator and is currently a professor at both ameri
. together, we took on a broken health care system. we invested in new technologies. [applause] we started reversing our addiction to foreign oil. we changed a tax code that was tilted to far in favor of the wealthy at the expense of working families.[applause] and add it all up, today our businesses have created 7.3 million new jobs over the last 41 months. we now generate more renewable energy than ever before. we sell more goods made in america to the rest of the world than ever. health care costs are growing at the slowest rate in 50 years. our deficits are falling at the fastest rate in 60 years. here in buffalo, the governor and the mayor were describing over a billion dollars in investment, riverfront being changed, construction booming -- signs of progress.[applause] so thanks to the grit and the resilience of the american people, we've cleared away the rubble from the financial crisis. we've started to lay the foundation for a stronger, more durable economic growth. but as any middle-class family will tell you, as folks here in buffalo will tell you, we're not where we need to be
conscious. it is time to my wise -- mob ilize those technologies, to change the fundamental construct on on which our nation was built. we asserted a quality -- equality, but we built this on inequality. as we go forward into the 21st century, we ask, as the w.k. kellogg foundation, to move beyond rhetoric and beyond denial. publication last week that suggested that we are contrary to a post-racial less than half of whites actually believe we have made a lot of ryegrass toward -- toward dr. king's dream. that means that some of us are moving past denial of the work that remains to be done. and a lot of us are moving past denial. once we passed the dial of fact fact, we must move past the denial of fact, of the consequences, of the feelings. i want to tell you a buried brief story of when i was 13 -- a very brief story of when i was about 13 rate -- 13. i lived in an area that was all white, and they brought in colored kids from all over the country. it was my first exposure to different backgrounds. my roommate was another young woman from my town. we got along famously. at the end of
in science and technology to train young people of all races for the jobs of tomorrow and to act on what we learned about our bodies, our businesses, and our climates. we must push open those stubborn gates. we cannot be discouraged by a supreme court decision that said we don't need this critical provision of the voting rights act because look at the states. it made it harder for armies and hispanics and students and elderly and infirm and poor working folks to vote. what do you know? they showed up, stood in line for hours and voted anyway. so obviously we don't need any kind of law. [applause] >> but a great democracy does not make it harder to vote than to buy an assault weapon. [applause] >> we must open those stubborn gates. and let us not forget while racial divides persist and must not be denied, the whole american landscape is littered with the lost dreams and dashed hopes of people of all races. and the great irony of the current moment is that the future has never brimmed with more possibilities. it has never burned brighter in what we could become if we push open those stubborn
of the technology and the wi-fi for computers to comply with the standards. we just do not have the funds. those funds will take away money for the kids, for their learning. we also know that 2% move across the nation. the idea that this has to be standard so that the few who do not have to adjust, that is outrageous that the many have to change everything. the kids have to work in groups to come up with an answer and they are all wrong. what do you do with that? i have two older children that grew up here and went to school here. i know they're not teaching what they learned. it is supposed to be at a deeper understanding of less information. >> you do not think they are as far along as you two older children were? caller: absolutely not. >> thank you for sharing your story. we are looking at "the washington post" for an education poll. most americans are sick of high- stakes standardized test reports. the well-regarded annual poll shows most americans do not like the high-stakes standardized testing that dominates education. have never heard of the common core standards that are being implemen
credentials related to resilience. in real life i'm a small business woman who runs the technology company and then the kind of have a second life as a volunteer. so what i really have is just a practical expense of what happened in joplin. so, i don't have one set of experience but it seems like i have a lot of it. and in terms of rick rescorla, certain what he did in comparison to what i did in joplin, which is facilitate a lot of meetings and heard a lot of cats, there's nothing in comparison. but i will take that i think we made some really great progress in joplin as a result of the tornado. the five seconds statistical mark, 161 lives lost, 18,000 cars destroyed, 7500 buildings damaged, 4000 of those destroyed. 3 million cubic yards of debris removed, larger than the world trade center disaster. we had a lot of damage in a really short time and it went through an older section of town, and all the way across our town. when the winds were at their highest speed over 200 miles an hour it was moving at its slowest. so i can tell you that i could go and stand and not see anything toleran
computer. which happens right in the 1979, 1980 time period. do you see technology as playing a role even in backstage in the hint of this new order that would come in the stories? >> guest: absolutely. the rise of tell commune cailings is usually important. he communicated with the state-of-the-art telephone switching system installed by the americans for the shaw. he called up anybody in iran at the moment to's notice. it was hugely important. with the help of satellite, of course, which were come down and satellite communication were important. i think you see at love different level which the technology was influencing this. pc were not yet there. but i think they >> host: if you were to do a followup where is your next? does go 1979, 1989, is that going to be the next part? >> guest: that's a good question. i don't think i'm going write a year again. it's going to be something dotely dpircht -- totally different. >> host: in term of the response you have got son far. what have you made of what the critics had to say? >> guest: i'm happy with it. i feel a lot of people got the book. w
, if there's true leaders with the credibility to take their country forward, technology can find them, so in that sense, there's a level playing field, but you can't overnight. >> you talked about building up new leaders, but it's different in the virtual world than it is. physical world. >> i think we came to the conclusion that it's easy to say technology drives all the changes, but the essence of human leadership is very hard, very important, very person dependent, and very much dependent upon the charisma and ability to get people excited and motivated, and those are skills it will take a long time for computers to get to. >> jen? >> assuming you're right opposed to plato about -- >> assumptions, okay. [laughter] >> and anonymity sure to say. what's that say about cyber crime, then? you've been a victim of it at your company and so forth. do we have to completely separate networks that have to be secure like controlling nuclear power plants and that sort of thing? >> we better, i hope those are separate from the internet. >> well, that's right, but i mean, it's a much bigger thing to
the world -- put the world back the way it was. use your technology skills to help us find ways to protect these cultural treasures that are under fire around the world today. on not smart enough to necessarily know how to do it, but in speak to the opportunities for us to establish this position that we once held. it's an opportunity to use these technology skills to help us find and put us in contact with families to have veterans were displaced persons during world war ii that have things that in the years that i going to come coming this the rest of our world war ii veterans, lost my dad five years ago, the things that are hanging on walls and in basements and attics. it will all have a new owner. a great risk to these things that may be in foreign languages or old, musty documents. this is the chance to help with the tip of the iceberg were getting ready. help these things give back to the people that they belong to. so it's a great moment. for that reason we are spending a lot of time with the work on the foundation. the film coming up. all be headed back to berlin. when i'm done wit
not gather in the hotel in washington d.c. who did not have the technology or the tools that we had our who could that imagine having a black president or black attorney general. they did not turn back and we cannot either. we are so blessed because god is on our side. we're so blessed to be here together. we're so blessed to have leadership together we will keep moving forward when it comes to fight for justice. we cannot and we will not, we shall not be moved in our struggles that it is a reality. thank you so much. [applause] >> i told you. [laughter] >> when she was walking down the steps she said that was my low voice. [laughter] it is always a pleasure to hear her speak. but you will recognize the name and maybe the face with the work they she does she is the head of the largest national civil-rights in the u.s. ahead of national council and what she did was along with their partners they worked a and registered for that election, as some two to thousand new hispanic voters so please give a warm welcome. [applause] >> hello. thank you all and i especially want to think there durbin be
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